What we do
The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.
OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:
- Accessible food and drinking water
- Healthy outdoor and indoor air
- Clean and efficient energy
- Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
- Quality natural resources
- Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
- Zero Waste
- Engaged students, stewards, and workers
Energy BenchmarkingWorking to cut energy waste in Philadelphia’s largest buildings by tracking and reporting citywide building performance.
Dec4EventThe Day of Cinema for the Climate10:30 am to 4:00 pmThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAEvent
The Day of Cinema for the ClimateDecember 4, 202110:30 am to 4:00 pm, 6 hoursThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAmap
Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences are proud to support our first-ever student organized and run Film Festival! One day only, the Cinema for the Climate at the Academy of Natural Sciences will feature two film programs focusing on stories of hope, community and climate change solutions.
Join us in the morning for a family-friendly feature film (2040) and activities. The afternoon session will feature the documentary Mossville: When Great Trees Fall. Tailored for adult audiences, the film and following discussion will take a thoughtful look at our changing climate and the roles we can play as we work toward a sustainable future. Each film will be accompanied by climate awareness activities and a film discussion.
LEARN MORE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinema-for-the-climate-at-the-academy-of-natural-sciences-tickets-199102158917
Dec15EventBEPP Session 6: Ask Us Anything – questions / support – open session3:00 pm to 4:00 pmVirtual - ZoomEvent
BEPP Session 6: Ask Us Anything – questions / support – open sessionDecember 15, 20213:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hourVirtual - Zoommap
Feb23EventRising Tide: The Crossroads Project Lecture6:30 pm to 7:30 pmEvent
Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project LectureFebruary 23, 20226:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hourRising Tide: The Crossroads Project, a multi-disciplinary live performance fusing original music with art, imagery, and science to address global sustainability and provide a path toward meaningful response. Through an original score by composer Laura Kaminsky, live musical performance by the Fry Street Quartet, lecture by physicist and educator Robert Davies, and imagery by visual artist Rebecca Allen and photographer Garth Lenz, Rising Tide unfolds in a series of vignettes juxtaposing the natural world from which we have emerged and the human world that has emerged from us. Grounded in science, elevated by art, and igniting response, The Crossroads Project confronts a planet under siege and a future in peril, inspiring audiences to change the course.
This performance will include a lecture at the Academy of Natural Sciences on February 23, 2022 at 6:30pm.
The performance in the Mandell Theater will take place on February 24, 2022 at 7pm.
LEARN MORE: https://drexel.edu/performingarts/mandell-presents/current-season/